Thursday, November 3, 2011


Most of my crafting at this time is Christmas gifts and I can't post them till close or after Christmas.  I will still post a few things here and there to keep you encouraged in crafting.  Prior to building my blog I created a wreath for my mom's front door.  I got the idea for the wreath from a wreath I saw on Pinterest.  I am sorry I don't have pictures of anything, but the finished product, but I will give you a list of the items needed to complete this wreath.

Grapevine Wreath (the size is up to you)
2 Autumn leaf garlands (I used ones with 2 different colors of leaves)
2 large fall colored artificial flowers
2 gourd picks
hot glue gun and glue sticks
pressed wood letter
acrylic paint
sponge paint brush

The first thing I did was to wrap the two garlands together to make them look like the belonged together.  The wreath was laying flat on the table and I laid the garland around the front of the wreath.  I took the wire ends of the garland and worked them into the wreath.  I then hot glued a few places around the wreath and garland so as to attach the garland in a few places on the wreath. I then placed the large flowers in two different places (where I liked them) and wrapped the wire through the wreath and hot glued to help secure.  I then did the same thing with the gourds, however, I placed them near the flowers.  Secure with hot glue.

Prior to putting the wreath together I painted the letter (I chose the letter "A" because it is our last initial) with an off white acrylic paint.  Once it was dry I took a strip of ribbon that would wrap around the wreath and hot glued both ends of the ribbon to the letter.  I then hung it on the outside of our screen door.  I will make a similar wreath for Christmas and will post about that one as it will be a bit different.  I will be making it with a green wreath.

I have attached a couple of different pictures of the wreath.  Hope this encourages you to dress up the outside of your house for the fall season.  This wreath will take you from Halloween through Thanksgiving.  It's a great way to welcome your friends and your family in a warm way to your home.  HAPPY CRAFTING!!! 

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